Welcome to the Railway Hotel Fordingbridge

Enjoy a unique break in the New Forest celebrating the golden age of the railway

Stay with us

The Railway Hotel is a boutique hotel, located in the town of Fordingbridge, in the New Forest. We have five distinctive en-suite rooms and a self-contained two-bedroom cottage to ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing stay, set around a characterful courtyard. Guests can also enjoy a meal in our Pullman restaurant or a drink in the bar.

We are ideally positioned for guests to explore the local area. We are just minutes away from some of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes including the New Forest National Park, Cranborne Chase AONB and the miles of sandy beaches on the south coast.

A stay with us is the ideal getaway, an escape from the city, a family holiday or a weekend break.

Monday – Tuesday
Bar and Dining Closed
Wednesday – Saturday
Bar 12 pm – Close
Dining 12 pm – 2:30 pm
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bar 12 pm – 8 pm
Dining 12 pm – 4 pm
Check-in 2 pm onwards
Check-out 10 am
Breakfast  8am – 10am (Daily)

Table Service

Pullman & Courtyard

Enjoy Our

Food & Drink

Relax in Luxury

Ensuite Rooms


Join us for our pub quiz night on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting at 6:30 pm, the pub quiz is expertly facilitated by our quiz master Will Peak. It costs £10 to enter and you also get a pub supper as part of this. Teams of 6 maximum but make sure you book [...]


We love feedback, good or bad. Luckily most of the feedback is positive but it's important to know what our customers think so we know what works and what areas need improvement. We received the following kind words from Lisa who stayed in our hotel in June - Lovely unique hotel, beautiful rooms with attention [...]


Gone are the days of waiting on hold, sending us an email or relying solely on walk-in availability to enjoy a nice meal in our Pullman restaurant. As a testament to our commitment to providing unparalleled dining experiences, we are excited to announce the integration of the Residiary online booking system into our restaurant's operations. [...]

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Orient Express

Our grand Orient Express room, with a Kingsize four-poster bed, epitomises Eastern luxury.


Bournemouth Belle

If you like the seaside you’ll love this spacious Superior King room with its very own beach hut!


Flying Scotsman

Relax in this cosy Scottish themed suite with a Kingsize bed and separate lounge overlooking the courtyard.



This large Superior Double ground floor room with a sofa bed and its own private entrance is ideal for families or guests with limited mobility.


Railway Cottage

This self-contained two storey cottage with two double bedrooms, kitchenette and lounge is perfect for anyone requiring more space and independence.


Golden Arrow

A well designed Superior Double room that doesn’t compromise on style or comfort.


First Class Dining

Step into our First Class Pullman dining carriage and enjoy the very best in contemporary British and international cuisine. We serve popular, honest, traditional dishes, alongside seasonal specials and more adventurous fusion fare.

Special consideration is taken so that all kinds of dietary desires are catered for including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

A Great Experience

This is a super hotel. We had a lovely welcome and the room was really nicely furnished. We slept well and the breakfast was delicious.


Fantastic Stay!

Just come back from a weekend stay at this fantastic hotel. This is the cleanest hotel we have every stayed in. Absolutely spotless! All of the staff were really friendly and attentive. We stayed in the Bournemouth Belle room which was large and comfortable.


Great Hotel and Staff

Lovely unique hotel, beautiful rooms with attention to detail and very clean. Staff very accommodating and friendly and nothing was too much trouble, thank you to all the staff for a great weekend.

Hayling Island

Guest Safety / Covid-19

The safety of our staff and guests is of paramount importance to us. We want everyone visiting the Railway Hotel to have a fabulous, and safe visit. We are a COVID SECURE venue. Please view our statement here.

Checking In/Out

You can check-in any time after 2 pm. If you need to arrive earlier than that, or if you’re expecting to arrive later than 9 pm, please contact us with details of your travel arrangements. Check-out is 10 am.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

Our flexible 7 day cancellation policy means you can cancel your stay with us free of charge, but you must notify us at least 7 days prior to your original arrival time. At the time of booking, we ask you to pay the first night’s room payment as a deposit to confirm your booking. If you need to cancel your reservation, providing you cancel at least 7 days before your original arrival, we will refund you your entire deposit. If you cancel within 7 days of arrival, we will charge you for the first night of your stay. If you need to cancel or amend your booking within 7 days of arrival due to COVID-19, we can transfer your booking to another suitable date with no charge, however rates may differ between dates. If we are forced to close the hotel due to COVID-19 there are three options for bookings. Firstly, you have the option to transfer the booking to a later date, secondly we will transfer your booking deposit to a Gift Voucher that can be valid for 24 months, lastly, if the previous options are unsuitable you will receive a full refund.

Bringing Dogs

We know that dogs are actually members of your family, so we welcome well behaved dogs to the Railway Hotel.  However, the only guest accommodation where we allow dogs to stay overnight are the rooms with ground floor access which are the Pullman and the Railway Cottage. If you’re a guest staying in our accommodation, we will ask you to sign a form on your arrival stating that you are liable for any damages or noise disruption caused by your dog, that your dog has been ‘house’ trained and is at least 1 year old (sorry, no puppies). We charge an additional £20 per night per dog to cover extra cleaning.   We will provide bowls for food and water and also a dog towel – please keep our nice fluffy white towels for humans! We also ask you to read and follow the guidelines below.
  • All dogs must be at least 1 year old.
  • Never leave your dog unattended.
  • Dogs must be on a lead whilst in public areas of the Railway Hotel.
  • Be mindful that other guests may be allergic or scared of dogs.
  • The only guest bedrooms where we allow dogs are the Pullman and the Railway Cottage.
  • Please bring a dog bed and anything else your dog needs to remain happy.
  • Please keep dogs off all furniture.
  • Please walk and exercise your dog off-site, not on the hotel premises.
  • Housekeeping will only access the room whilst dog owners are present, or when the owner and the dog are either dining at the Railway Hotel or off-site.


When renovating the hotel it was designed to be accessible to anyone with mobility issues.  Our car park, entrances, restaurant, bar and courtyard are all level with no steps or ramps. Our accommodation includes the Pullman room which is a large Superior Double guest room on the ground floor with it’s own entrance and accessible shower en suite. We also have a large disability toilet at the main entrance near the restaurant and bar.

Where to find us

You can find us at: 116 Station Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1DG By Train Sadly the trains no longer stop at Fordingbridge, the nearest station is Salisbury (9 miles) the station is served by South Western Trains and GWR. You will then need to travel by taxi or bus (approx. 30 mins). By Bus From Salisbury take the Morebus X3 heading to Bournemouth the bus stops in Fordingbridge and we are a 20-minute walk from the town centre. From Bournemouth take either the Morebus X1, X2 or X3 services that go to Fordingbridge. In the summer months, you can travel on an open-top bus around the New Forest, Fordingbridge is on the red route. By Car/Taxi Fordingbridge is easily accessible from Salisbury in the north, Bournemouth in the south on the A338. From the M27 continue west on to the A31 before joining the A338 at Ringwood. We have free on-site parking for when you get here.

You can find us at:

116 Station road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1DG

The Select Country Inns Group

Select Country Inns is a small independent group of pubs, inns and hotels offering good quality food and accommodation. Located in Hampshire and Wiltshire.